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Aug 9, 2013 2:00pm EDT
quote is important for us to go ahead and answer these questions. what i will be pushing is, rather than have a trunk come out here and a leg come out here and a tale come out there, let's just put the whole elephant out there so people know exactly what they are looking at. let's examine what is working, what is not. are there additional reductions that can be put in place and this move -- additional protections the camby put in
CSPAN
Aug 9, 2013 2:00pm EDT
quote thought. and women of our intelligence community work every single day to keep us safe because they love this country and believe in our values. they are patriots. and i believe that those who have lawfully raised their voices on the -- on behalf of privacy and civil liberties are also patriots who love our country and want to live up to our highest ideals. so this is how we will resolve our differences in the united states, through vigorous public debate, guided by our
CSPAN
Aug 17, 2013 6:00am EDT
of course have endured even greater losses. and as the recent attacks of terrorism have reminded us -- our ordeal is not over. --e iraqi and our government the iraqi people and our governmentintend to redeem these losses by building a future worthy of our sacrifices. after decades of dictatorship, three disastrous wars, international isolation, economic sanctions, the displacement of more than one million iraq is, and the deaths -- one million iraqis and the deathsof tens of thousands more, including the latest victims of terrorism, iraq is in blocking is embarking on building its democratic future in building bridges within our society and with our neighbors. as iraqis, as we rebuild our country, the united states will benefit by building a long-term partnership together. we can and must develop what president obama has described and i quote "as a normal relationship between sovereign nations and equal partnership based on mutual interests and mutual respect." --th our diplomatic progress, political and economic progressiraq is taking its ,space of a partner for the united states,
CSPAN
Aug 23, 2013 2:00pm EDT
court their calculated decision to keep us from voting, to keep ups from the voting booth, was determined, as determined by the highest court of our land. the supreme court we have come to understand that we cannot count on to protect our rights or to respect the constitution that guarantees all our rights. constitution the that is supposed to be for not some people, but for all of the people. now we have right-wing pushingans who are restrictive voter id legislation in states around the country that will make it more difficult for us to make our voices heard. 6, 80 twost restricted voting bills have been introduced in 31 states. north carolina has just gone crazy. it has passed legislation to require certain kinds of i the -- i.d. the latest bill was signed into law earlier this month by the north carolina governor. this law attempts to prohibit terrence of college students and claiming them as dependents when they file their taxes if the student registrants to vote anywhere other than the parent'' home. under the new law, the same students are required to provide only a gover
CSPAN
Aug 30, 2013 8:00pm EDT
economy. as an obama spoke about the u.s. response to syria's chemical use earlier this month. he said he is still deciding on action his administration will take. he made comments in the cabinet room at the white house. this is the minutes. -- what you minutes. -- 20 minutes. >> everybody all set up? obviously i'm grateful to have my fellow presidents here as well as the vice president. before i begin, i want to say a few words about the situation in syria. as you have seen, today we released our unclassified assessment detailing with high confidence that the syrian regime carried out a chemical weapons attack that killed well over a thousand people, including hundreds of children. this follows horrific images that shocked us all. this kind of attack is a challenge to the world. we cannot accept a world where women and children and innocent civilians are gassed on a terrible scale. this kind of attack threatens our national security interests by violating well-established international norms against the use of chemical weapons, by further threatening friends and allies of ours in the
CSPAN
Aug 30, 2013 2:00pm EDT
us. this is an exceptional time for us as we learn more about how global warming is impacting sea level rise and more specifically what the projections for sea level rise might look like. later this morning you will hear from a group of experts , whichng john englunder puts into historical and current and future perspective what we will be facing over the next few decades and hundreds of years. there is exceptional work already being done to address those issues and i am enormously pleased to see we have such a vibrant audience, great participation, speakers, and great leadership already taking place in this country and we need to work on it further. so with that, i want to introduce you to the former miami dade commissioner cady -- .aty sorenson [applause] >> thank you, dan. it is a pleasure to be with all of you this morning and especially to introduce this distinguished panel. it has been almost three years to the day since the deq visited us in miami dade county, so we nancy hereo have today. now a recovering county commissioner -- i recall speaking about how miami cities are
CSPAN
Aug 2, 2013 8:00pm EDT
by yournow, you can watch us in. tonight, on c-span. acting commissioner of the irs addresses accusations that his agency targeted conservative groups. house debate on blocking implementation of the affordable care act. senators tom harkin and dick durbin hold a town hall meeting on immigration. acting irs commissioner daniel werfel testified at a hearing about identity theft that quickly changed topics to accusations of political targeting of conservative groups. here is part of that hearing. >> however, i have some frustrations today. as you know, a number of months ago, the president made it clear that the behavior that occurred that isolated bases in cincinnati was unacceptable. he charged that we would get to the bottom of it. we have gotten to the fact that it is not isolated to cincinnati as was said. it is not isolated to washington. it goes to your chief consul's office. discovery, do our that is where the rub is. you promised us full cooperation and yet the office of chief consul apparently has 70 attorneys delivering for documents a day per attorney, and they look l
CSPAN
Aug 6, 2013 6:00am EDT
might hold. please help us give a warm welcome to senator wendy davis. [applause] >> thank you. thank you all for having me here today, and thank you, angela, for inviting me to be here. it is a pleasure to be such -- to be with such an esteemed group of people. i have to tell you people get a little bit nervous when i approached the podium these days. you obviously know what happened on june 25 in the texas legislature, but in case you were one of the few people not live streaming it, i thought i would repeat the entire thing for you today. let's get comfortable. in all seriousness, i am very honored and so grateful you are interested in hearing more from me. i am constantly reminded what a privilege it is to have of voice. though i mean the voice figuratively, my initial understanding of the power of voice was quite literal. when i was a young girl my family tried to spend as much time as we could with my grandparents. they lived in the panhandle of texas. my grandfather made his living his entire life as a tenant farmer, and when he was in his mid-'60s suffered a massive stroke. fr
CSPAN
Aug 9, 2013 8:00pm EDT
quote snowden was just alerting us to our governmental getting out of happened. and russia septembering him for asylum was not as hostile an act as it is being portrayed. >> you can watch the entire
CSPAN
Aug 9, 2013 2:00pm EDT
quote thoughtful fact-based debate that would then lead us to a better place. because i never made claims that all the surveillance technologies that have developed since the time some of these laws were put in place somehow didn't require potentially some additional reforms. that is exactly what i called for. is that mr. snowden has been charged with three felonies.
CSPAN
Aug 9, 2013 2:00pm EDT
quote surveillance , ask howies are used surveillance impacts our foreign-policy particularly in an age when more and more information is becoming public, and provided an interim report in 60 days and a final report by the end of this year so we can
CSPAN
Aug 31, 2013 6:00am EDT
providing aid, but also providing useful information. the reason why after i became secretary, i called for the creation and then expansion of the department, if you see something, say something campaign, expanding this terrible tragedy could have been our worst. for me, the lesson is clear -- for every attack we experience, every threat we face, and every decent intelligence we come across, we learned. we assess our preparations and capabilities. we make changes. we become more flexible and -- in the actions we take and we get stronger and more nimble. the boston attack was not the only terrorist plot we confronted over the past 4.5 years. we dealt with the attempted christmas day coming aboard an airliner down for detroit. 20 10 air cargo threat as well as other plots that were effectively mitigated. some more international in scope and origin like the christmas they plot was involved a nigerian citizen who purchased ticket in ghama,. flew from legos to amsterdam and attended to ignite a bomb en route to america. from that attempted attack, we learned that relevant information
CSPAN
Aug 24, 2013 6:00am EDT
whether you do for our state. how you represent us. there were 100 like you. i'm reminded, because i have few years, when strom thurmond said a million ere, a million there, pretty soon we are talking about some real money. talking were still about a million here and there. now we are talking about illions and getting desensitized about money, where whatnot.nd e have a debt limit coming up next month, actually in october. we pay ourinded that bills and that this is not to spend, it is to pay what we have already spent. point.the whole when are you going to curb spending so we don't have to raising the didn't limit to pay our bills? that is the problem as i see it. that is just a basic -- >> so your question is? why do we keep letting them spend our money? from?does this come t -- was congress feels the one that allocated money. we have serious problems that that money could go for. the federal ll, budget under the johnson fee was unified. so you con tuesday social money which ss as started running a deficit five or six years ago with everything else. is mandatory spending which con
CSPAN
Aug 23, 2013 8:00pm EDT
find most incredible about his story? how commonplace it is. everyone of us here has a story just like that, whether it is us or our parents or great grandparents. we are all the children of those who risked everything. for freedom. us could walk up here one at a time and tell those stories. i am going to suggest that is the most fundamental dna of what it means to be an american, to value freedom and opportunity above all else. that is why we are going to succeed in turning this around. say,inal thing i want to if you remember nothing that i said tonight, then you probably had too much to drink. [laughter] if you remember one thing that i said tonight, let it be this. as dire as things look right now, i am profoundly optimistic. we have seen things look dire before. i am optimistic for three simple reasons. number one, we are right. freedom works. [applause] there is a very simple dynamic, conservatives win when we effectively articulate what it is we believe. this is fundamentally a center- right nation. liberals win when they effectively off the skate -- obduscate what they bel
CSPAN
Aug 16, 2013 2:00pm EDT
the obama -- sharply on the rise during the obama administration. mr. millhiser, get us started what kind of laws? guest: you have to go back to the early terrorist of the united states to understand what we are talking about so once upon a time we were 13 colonies and when we won the revolutionary war these were really 13 different countries. the supreme court was very aggressive about 100 years ago. there was a question of whether some things like social security would be constitutional. now you are seeing some states who are saying they want to go back on that deal when they made when they became a union. the states should be allowed to overrule federal laws they don't like. that's a serious problem. james madison at one point warned if we allow this it could bring an end to the union because if federal law isn't supreme and the constitution says it is the supreme law of the land, we aren't a union in meaningful sense. host: what laws are we talking about? guest: across a whole host of policy areas, whether it be health care, resistance to obamacare, whether it be to immigrat
CSPAN
Aug 10, 2013 6:00am EDT
american democracy and american overtones. what makes us different from other countries is not just our ability to secure our nation but the way we do it, in open debate and the democratic process. in other words, it is not enough for me as president to have confidence in these programs. the american people need to have confidence in them as well. and that is why i'm over the last few weeks, i have consulted members of congress who have come at this issue from many different respective's and i have asked the oversight board to review where our counterterrorism efforts and our values come into tension, and i directed our national security to be more transparent and to pursue reforms of our laws and practices. so i would like to discuss for specific steps, not all- inclusive, but specific steps we will be taking to move the debate forward. first, i will work with congress to pursue appropriate reforms to section 215 of the patriot act, the program that collects telephone records. as i said, this program is an important tool in our effort to disrupt your wrist plots and it does not allow t
CSPAN
Aug 9, 2013 8:00pm EDT
welcome us to the port of virginia. we appreciate it. >>est: happy to be here. president obama's news conference from earlier old i -- from earlier. a look at first lady's rachel jackson, willie donelson, and angelica. journalists report. >> president obama spoke about a range of issues including surveillance programs at nsa and u.s./russian relations. this is about 55 minutes. >> good afternoon. these have a seat. over the past few weeks thomas i've been talking about what i believe should be our number one priority in the country. building a better bargain for the middle class and for americans who want to work your way into the middle class. at the same time i am focused on my number one priority -- keeping the american people safe. been reminded once again about the threats to our nation. as i said at the national defense university, and meeting those threats we have to strike the right balance between protecting our security and our freedoms. as part of this rebalancing, i called for review of our surveillance programs. unfortunately, rather than orderly and lawful process, the ,
CSPAN
Aug 2, 2013 2:00pm EDT
i again remind us all it is absolutely essential. it we then passed a farm bill which said, unlike the last half a century, we would drop food assistance to the needy in america. mr. speaker, my faith tells me tole it try to feed the hungry, house the homeless, clothe the naked. tend to the least of these. he bill that we passed for the first time in a half century left out the neediest in america. in the course of passing that bill, the chairman of the rules committee, mr. speaker, said, when passing this bill so that we can go to conference. with a clear implication at that point in time, because the senate bill does take care of the neediest who are hungry, adults and children, along with the needs of our farmers who produce our food and fiber on , the all of us rely implication clearly was that with this bill we can go to conference. mr. speaker, you and i both know we haven't gone to conference. so we leave here with much of he business of america undone, unattended, without an effort to reach compromise. mr. speaker, additionally, as you know, on september 30 the authorizatio
CSPAN
Aug 6, 2013 1:00am EDT
story to. >> sherry is watching us in arlington, texas, hi, jerry. >> caller: hello. thank you for taking my call. i have a question about sally and wonder if you could clarify the relationship george had with her that continued until after the revolutionary war. was she aware of that relationship? how did she deal with that? or was it something that was not discuss? >> you want to start? >> want to disagree. >> you disagree. >> this is a classic example of where unfortunately mrs. washington did her cause no good by burning all of those letters. in the late 1950s, two letters were discovered which the vents of reigning biographer, james thomas flexner made a great deal out of. some would say perhaps exaggerated. >> way too much -- >> -- their significance. sally fairfax was the wife of george william fairfax who was a neighbor and close friend. some people described him as washington's best friend. they lived just down river of -- from mt. vernon. clearly -- what i think clearly there was a -- i would use the word "infatuation." sally was an older, slightly older, very sophisticat
CSPAN
Aug 9, 2013 8:00pm EDT
quote us, it has gone too far. he fact that russia gave him asylum is very -- i think it is very symbolic. russia, a company we -- as you know, i was ronald reagan's speech writer for seven years. i worked with him on many if
CSPAN
Aug 9, 2013 2:00pm EDT
quote with it. .nd that is not the case here n our laws specifically prohibit us from surveilling u.s. persons without a warrant and their are safeguards that are put in place to make sure that that basic print bowl is abided by -- basic
CSPAN
Aug 9, 2013 8:00pm EDT
quote traitor is going too far. in fact he was being loyal to the rest of us by letting the american people know that their government was getting out of hand. and when our government suggests that it has to keep a record of every phone call
CSPAN
Aug 16, 2013 8:00pm EDT
stand for? he repeats that. one day, my five-year-old turned to us and asked what that means. we discovered for to quickly that that is not an easy concept to explain to a five-year-old. we said, it is something that you believe in, that you spend time on. that and lookut at us and said, kind of like we stand for barack obama? we said, absolutely. [applause] of course, after my wife got done patting ourselves on the back for teaching our five-year- old who the right choice in the presidential race was, i thought about that. what i stand for, what our neighborhood stands for, our communities stand for, and what our state stands for. it is things like an economy built from the middle out. healthcare for everybody. the idea that our communities are stronger because of the bonds we share and the answers to the challenges we face lie in the future and not the past. a lot of times campaigns become about little things, doors to knock, phone calls to make, as on tv, twitter feeds, facebook posts, but everyone should allow campaigns to become about bigger questions. this is one of those c
CSPAN
Aug 2, 2013 10:30pm EDT
really excited and thankfulful to be here. and thank you so much. >> hector, tell us your story. start, i first want to thank the senators for being ere, the fellow panelists and you, yourself, as well as the iowa dreamers that are present. noise, iowa dreamers. whew! to -- on behalf of american committee, i want to things over to both senators. ne is our idea of immigration reform as well as a packet of -- 437 postcards from a ferent iowians throughout cupel of past months who are in support of immigration reform happen.t this reform to both of these are in representative latham's district comes from the representative who represents this district. to give this to representative -- senator, senator harkin. and senator dick durbin. >> thank you. one last thing, i'd ask that senators please sign a post card, easy do. sign your name. go as well. organized.'s hello, my boss told me to do this. it.i had to do all right. so my turn b to tell my story. is similar and different to every other dreamer's due to the fact that when my family came to the united states, we came on a visa.st
CSPAN
Aug 5, 2013 10:00am EDT
start us &a a session at q the end. >> thank you very much and thank you for inviting me. at one ofme i spoke the events was in november. it was a very different atmosphere and setting. i want to say that events that are taking place in egypt right now are tumultuous. there is a huge amount of personal suffering. we can sometimes seem snide or cynical. these are real people suffering. i would probably choose the phrase of the desolate plans of mice and men as a good way to view the experience from 2011 until today. i am optimistic about the future despite that. aftermath ofto the the 2011 ouster of mubarak. this is an extremely dynamic time in egypt. the more moderate muslim brotherhood figures to the other and you see the same question presented to all these organizations -- what is going to be your relationship to political involvement? this is a phrase and a question about are you going to left a political party? what is the relationship going to be to your religious organization? they do teaching and social servicing and medical work and legal work. you do all of these activities.
CSPAN
Aug 9, 2013 2:00pm EDT
racism and white still matters in this country. after the zimmerman verdict, many of us were stunned and concerned about raising these old questions and people of color get justice in the criminal justice system here in america. and i wanted the president to speak to that. president spoken to that in your point of view? guest: he surprised everybody by walking into the briefing room two days later and he spoke in a way, here, that no other president before him could have spoken. from a personal experience, having experienced racism and racial profiling as a young man, all the way up to his becoming a u.s. senator. you have to bear in mind the president is a harvard graduate, magna cum laude, university professor and has written several books and he has been profiled in his life. so he knew something about racism and he spoke to at beautifully and i applaud the president for doing that. i think he opened the conversation on the issue of race and racism. ed, many ofe the op- my friends and some of the reporters that i most admired him they were opposed to the president speaking
CSPAN
Aug 3, 2013 6:00am EDT
, so they can't deny those facts. and i can say other dreamers want this to happen for all of us. [applause] >> that was great. wow. let's see, so hector is going to be a lawyer. laurie chesser with the davis brown law firm, you better keep your eye on this guy. laurie chesser. >> thank you, senator harkin and durbin for bringing the spotlight to this critical issue to iowa at this time. of course thank you to eduardo and hector, you're a very hard act to follow. but i'm certainly not worried about competition. we need all the good immigration lawyers that we can get. and we need all the dreamers that we can get. now i'm here today really not as an immigration lawyer so much as a representative of the business community, because i spent the last 20 years working with businesses that bring immigrants to the states to work in various capacities. and so i was asked today to represent that perspective. businesses are not partisan, businesses art interested in partisan politics, businesses are really interested in having workers. historically and currently today, immigrants have playe
CSPAN
Aug 5, 2013 10:30pm EDT
, quite the power couple. we close out bringing us full circle, what are the important things for people to the influence of martha washington. >> i think it's important to powerful she and on and how dependent he was her. his achievements were his achievements. him aving her there with made them much more possible. >> i think that's true. defined influence in a way that perhaps contemporary have difficulty understanding. but the fact of the matter is, she was the most influential of the earth face with the president of the united states. this says richard norton of george graphy washington patriarch still available if you'd like to learn we've been talking about the book "martha ashington" with the striking portrait of young martha on the cover and widely available for people who want to know more. the partners for this series is the white house historical association. us with a n helping lot of documentary evidence and with our background materials as series.ready for the and we have to say thanks to them as we finish up this first and we have a group of academic advisors. mr. smith is
CSPAN
Aug 17, 2013 3:00am EDT
use of the army reserve capital we know the army guard was offramp for some of the issions. to see a push coming in the building, either on the army side or somewhere else, that is pushing the army reserve back o the cold war strategic side? clocks there have been an offramp in many cases. cousin have civil affairs give the ability and specialized capabilities, there is still a demand from some of the commanders. i should probably thank senator levin but he has artie left -- but he has already left, it will enable the commanders to utilize reserve components, not for long durations, but for some of the short duration missions that they have. that'll fit very nicely. they might need a concentrated small capability to support security cooperation or some other partner building capacity. >> what is your take on these two issues, jj? >> we like three areas, the operational capability we bring every day. the comment there is we need to remain pure one ready. within the air force, it may be different between the services. we get program, planned, and trained that tier one level. currentl
CSPAN
Aug 10, 2013 3:00am EDT
rhode island, we even accept rude remarks. the whole package. please put your hand up and give us a chance to get the microphone to you. who is running the microphones ere? the hand mics. all right. these gentlemen will get the hand mics around. one other thing that i'll say is i know everybody doesn't love public speaking. and whether it is because you don't love public speaking or whether it is because what you want to talk about is more personal than that, or whether we simply run out of time, if for some reason we don't get to you, don't worry about it. one of my rules for these community dinners is that i try to be the last person to leave. so i'll stick around and if you want to talk about something that you don't want to talk about in front of everybody, that's fine too. thank you all very much. obviously this is a challenging time to be in washington. the economic recovery is still very slow and it is particularly slow here in rhode island. and we're trying to do things to get the economy moving more quickly, but we're trying to do so in a time when there is enormous conflic
CSPAN
Aug 24, 2013 3:00am EDT
intellectual capacity, she uses her ivory tower genius to come down the of any streets in order to make a difference for you -- to come down to the ebony streets in order to make a difference for you and me. so i thank you. [applause] salute andelp but appreciatively applaud someone who is often taken for granted, the reverend jeffrey jackson -- the reverend jesse jackson. [applause] gift to us and i hope that we will always be appreciative of the fact that much of what we enjoy is because of reverend jesse jackson. you cannot get excited about the family living in the white house without inking about the fact , 1998 -- 1988 and 1984, barack obama would not be in the white house. [applause] it is important that we learno read humanize the impoverished. humanize theto re impoverished. we've spoke with a focus about the low wages, the underemployment of government workers. when you visit the smithsonian, when you go to union station, be careful how you treat a lot of because,rs there unfortunately, many of them are making barely above minimum wage ofof -- minimum wage, on top no benefits. ,
CSPAN
Aug 31, 2013 3:00am EDT
immigration system. thank you for your leadership and for joining us today. [applause] >> thank you. first, i wanted to ask everyone to give a warm round of applause -- the wonderful panelists who for setting the stage for our conversation. and for your tireless fights.-- fight for justice. today we celebrate women's equal the day.-- women's equality day. 93 years ago, we celebrate that women obtained the right to vote and that they are using that right to vote to make america a better place for all of us who live in it, to bring more justice and to bring more fairness. and we want to focus the conversation this afternoon a little more around women and immigration. saidnk not enough has been about our broken immigration system and how it impacts women. i want to share with you that it doesn't matter where i have visited, whether it is a garlic field or a citrus grove outside of orlando or orchards out in oregon and washington state. when i sit down and speak with women in the immigrant community, they all tell me the same thing. they share with me the horribly oppressive conditions that th
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